Sustainability @ Hamline
Welcome to the page detailing Hamline's sustainability initiatives, focusing on the curriculum and co-curriculum.
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We have three main goals (and several active projects -- see here for topics):
Developing a leadership structure to advance the integration of sustainability into the undergraduate curriculum.
We have expanded the role of the Director of Environmental Studies to also direct a Sustainability program
The Director of Sustainability's Office will establish a Sustainability Network on campus, using the Standing Committee on Sustainability to coordinate the enhancements in curricular and co-curricular sustainability education carried out by various hubs in this network
Our goal between 2015 and 2017 is to train the Director, Sustainability Committee members, administrators, and Trustees to serve as sustainability mentors
Enhancing faculty understanding of and support for sustainability.
Educate faculty about the concepts of social, economic, and environmental sustainability
Train interested faculty in ideas and techniques using outside expertise and local mentors
Award Sustainability Curriculum Grants to individual faculty to facilitate curricular integration of sustainability (next round of applications will be reviewed 2/12/16; applications also accepted on a rolling basis)
Provide funding for student-faculty collaborative research into sustainability (applications for summer projects due March 2016 -- along with the rest of the collaborative research applications; term-time applications accepted on a rolling basis)
Enhancing student understanding of and support for sustainability.
Educate students about the concepts of social, economic, and environmental sustainability
Increase the number of service learning trips with a clear sustainability component
Provide funding for student-faculty collaborative research into sustainability
Engage sustainability experts to speak on issues in sustainability research and help us use the Hamline campus as a living laboratory for learning how to continue to thrive here in the long term!